<<<<<< Smartest move I ever made for my pool/spa. TF100 a close second.... Just saying..
so i saw this ad......
Hot Tub (cover, pump, filter, gazebo) - $200 (East Louisville)
This is a great deal! This hot tub seats six. It comes with the everything that is pictured: hot tub, hot tub cover, pump, filter, gazebo. You dismatle and move. It had small hole but has been patched and works fine.
so I went and looked at it. The pump, filter, and heater (extra $50 bucks for the heater) were all stationed in the garage. They had never seen weather. It all looked brand new to me. Maybe even unused. The spa was clean, the cover was good. The wood was still in good shape. All it looked like it needed was maintenance. so i pulled a couple of boards off the side, and took a look under it. sand?? there's sand under there?? The pipes and whatnot run thru the sand. So I stood there looking at it for awhile. Told the guy I'd call him back if i wanted it. Mulled it over for about four, five hours.... then pulled the trigger. Called the guy and met him for the transfer of funds. Signed the bill of sale. The story I got was, he was recently divorced (last winter) and hasn't used it since. used it for a while before that, nothing heavy, just him and the wife. Kept the maintenance up on it til the divorce. It all works. The heater is a monster. huge. The filter/pump system looks to be a pentair.
well, i bought it, now i gotta dismantle/move it. any ideas on how that happens?? I've never dismantled a half inset hot tub. I've moved the standalones a bunch, but never this kind. How do I start? I think i have a plan for the gazebo/wall/wood stuff. But how the heck do I unbury this tub??
I've never owned a tub before, so go ahead, tell me what a dork I am for buying this POS. It's probably fifty years old, i'll never find parts, and there's mice living in the control box. I'll know more after I go over it tomorrow like I own it. 'cause I do.
so hidee ho neighbors... there's a new tub owner in town!!!